StoryTeller

by Rob Tunbridge

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This album was originally made available in the summer of 2000. It was recorded between February - June 2000, using a 4 track tape deck (in Rob's Mum's frontroom), a Yamaha PSR 540 keyboard, electric & acoustic guitar(s) & Rob's voice.

The album cover was designed by Mike Carrington, one of Rob's friends, who worked with him at a printing company in Chelmsford.

The tracks have been gently remastered and tweaked, for this release, but still carry the rawness of the original mixes.

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released April 20, 2016

All songs written, composed & performed by Rob Tunbridge.

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Rob Tunbridge Chelmsford, UK

Rob Tunbridge is a singer/songwriter, based in Chelmsford, Essex England.
His music draws on his love of Glam Rock from the 70's and Synth Pop from the early 80's and was once described by a music critic as: "Status Quo, meets Erasure, crashes with Depeche Mode and Slade, the result being, a unique style of music that can only be classified as Rob Tunbridge!" ... more

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Track Name: Sapphire & Steel
You offered me an illusion of life
But then you killed it with a flash of your knife
You gave me your heart—Gave nothing at all
Looking at you I wonder if it meant anything at all


CHORUS
‘cos I’m looking in your blue eyes like ice
And your words they cut like the edge of a knife
Looking at you I think of sapphire & steel
Hard and unyielding , cold and unreal
Looking at you I think of sapphire & steel
Sapphire & steel, so cold and unreal

You came with your magic and you offered me light
You drank my whiskey then you stayed the night
But you never told me—How sweet life could be
You used me, abused me, and you never let me break free

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It wasn’t until you left me that night
That I saw the tunnel at the end of the light
You came in the darkness—Left the same way
You showed me my heart but then
you broke it when you went away

CHORUS

Sapphire & steel; Sapphire & steel
Track Name: Sweet Little Suzie
Sweet little Suzie, you said you'd be mine
Sweet little Suzie, all of the time
You make light, of the darkest day
You always know the right thing to say

CHORUS
Now I find that you're on my mind
and there's nothing I can do to change it
I never knew anyone could make me feel this way
It's so strange, that I'm, hanging on your every word
As if I've never, ever heard you say such things
but you know, I know, you know, just how to pull my strings
Make me do anything.

Sweet little Suzie, you call me onm the phone
Sweet little Suzie, to say when you'll be home
You find time, make everything alright
You like to kiss me, holding on so tight

CHORUS

Sweet Little Suzie, you read me like a book
Sweet little Suzie, got that knowing look
You do things, that I like to do
You often tell me, that you like to do them too

CHORUS
Track Name: Hammer House Of Horror (Chapter ii)
In the Hammer house of horror
You can see her standing there
Dressed in black, with a snake on her back
Fire for her hair

CHORUS
They play rock 'n' roll ' cos it's good for the soul
She is a devil in disguise
Playing mean, they make the scene
The band really lays it down.

In the Hammer house of horror
When they turn the lights down low
She comes on the stage, the band starts to play
And then begins the show

CHORUS

And from the stage, she seeks their praise
She leads them in their chant
Woman from the darkness
Give us what, give us what the others can't.

In the Hammer house of horror
When the music's playing loud
There's nowhere to flee,
'cos she's taken you
To places you shouldn't see

CHORUS
Track Name: One In A Million
I never wanted to be anybody but who I am
Never followed the fashion trends I just, don't give a damn
'cos I'm, one in a million not a, face in the crowd
And I can stand proud

I never worried what people say, I am who I am
And if they don't like me well I just, don't give a damn
'cos I'm, one in a million not a, face in the crowd
And I can stand proud

There are lessons I've had to learn, to know who I am
And those lessons ain't always been easy but, that's part of the plan
To make me, one in a million, not a face in the crowd
And I can stand proud

Yes, I'm one in a million, not a, face in the crowd
And I can stand proud

I know who I am

I know who I am
Track Name: Memories & Tears
I saw you walking past my window
The sunlight played upon your hair
I wish that I was walking with you
But, you no longer care

CHORUS
And the nights are cold and dark
For you're not here
All that's left, for me to hold are,
Memories & tears

I tried to talk to you this morning
But when I called you were not there
I can't believe a thing you told me
For you no longer care

CHORUS

I thought I'd put the words on paper
But I couldn't find the rhyme
Anyway, why should I try now?
For you no longer care

CHORUS
Track Name: No, No, No!
There's a film I'd like to see
It's a sad story 'bout a pretty lady
Made by Walt Disney but you'll say....

CHORUS
No! no, no, No! No, no, no!
You don't want to know
No, no, no! No, no, no!
You don't want to know

I would really like to get ta know ya
You're the one I'd like to meet
But my tongue gets tied and I start to tremble
Your rejection would be hard to take if you said...

CHORUS

I think the chance is there for taking
Or would you laugh and put me down?
Is this love or infatuation?
I just can't read this situation...

CHORUS

I see ya talking to your best friend
You look my way and my ears they burn
I'd like to know what words you're saying
about me do they concern? But you'll say...

CHORUS

You're in my dreams when I am sleeping
You fill my head when I'm awake
My friend's say that I'm crazy
A guy like me you'd never take you'd just say...

CHORUS
Track Name: Better Not Touch
Golden bodies on a sunburnt beach
Semi-naked, look so sweet
Forbidden fruit is the heart's desire
Come on girl, take it to the wire

CHORUS
Ooo! You can look but,
You'd better not touch
Ooo! You can look but,
You'd better not touch
Incase they like it too much

Long tall drinks in hidden bars
Coastline cruising, convertable cars
Bodies entwine, in love's embrace
Don't know who just enjoy the face

CHORUS

New romance in the summer sun
Fairground dramas, having fun
Brief liasons who's to say
So near, so far, you've gotta live for today
Track Name: But, I'm Not So Sure
We've talked through the night and now the dawn is breaking
On leaden skies, the rain is falling, You say: "It's all OK".
But I'm not convinced, I think there's something more
That you're not telling me, It's written on your face and
You must think I'm blind but, I know you so well and
You like stories to tell your friends when
You're alone you say: "Oh! It's alright."
But I'm not, I'm not so sure

We've talked through the day and now the sun is setting
On leaden skies, the rain is falling, You say: "It's all OK".
But I'm not convinced, I think there's something more
That you're not telling me, It's written on your face and
You must think I'm blind but, I know you so well and
You like stories to tell your friends when
You're alone you say: "Oh! It's alright."
But I'm not, I'm not so sure
Track Name: Blue
Open your eyes, see through his lies
He'll be no good for you
He'll break your heart, tear you apart
With those eyes, so blue

CHORUS
You've played his games before
He left you crying on the floor
There's nothing left for you
That's why you're feeling oh so blue
So blue, so blue

He took your dreams, twisted them 'round
Left you in tears, to drown
He was so cruel, but you were the fool
You took it all, lying down,

CHORUS

He cast his spell, made your life hell
You kept it all locked inside
He broke your heart, tore you apart
With those eyes so blue

CHORUS
Track Name: She Got...
She got a boyfriend but says it won't last
He doesn't understand tries making moves to fast
She got her future plans mapped out in her mind
gonna enjoy herself, while she got the time

CHORUS
She got nails electric blue
She got a false tattoo
She got glitter in her hair
She got clothes her father says look like underwear
But she don't care, care.

She got a poster on her bedroom wall
put it up, said that it looked so cool
She got some money going out with her friends
gonna blow it all on the latest fashion trends

CHORUS

She got the kind of mind that likes to think
don't want to spend her life tied to no kitchen sink
She got her future plans mapped out in her mind
gonna enjoy herself while she got the time

CHORUS
Track Name: There's That Look (in your eyes)
I can hear you whispering my name
Never knew that I could feel this way
No-one can solve the mystery, of why you're here with me
And I can see that look in your eyes
Yes, there's that look in your eyes

CHORUS
There's so much I want to say, but I don't know how
If I write a million words, they could not explain
A tired clichémight be, but you swept me off my feet
A thousand words my heart might say
but my head gets in the, it gets in the, it gets in the way
Then there's that look in your eyes

I keep you picture here with me
'cos your smiling face I like to see
My friends don't understand and I cannot explain
how I can see that look in your eyes
Yes there's that look in your eyes

CHORUS

I can feel your kiss upon my cheek
Think of you and my heart double flips
is it fate or destiny, that has you dancing close to me?
Oh! And I can see that look in your eyes
Yes there's that look in your eyes

CHORUS
Track Name: Running Tonight
She is an angel, but she bears the scars
Of thinking love would protect her, be her magic charm
She wears violent bruises upon her skin
Knows that leaving him is the only way
the only way to win

CHORUS
'cos she's running tonight from the hurt and the shame
Running tonight escaping the pain
Running tonight hopes it will work out right
she said she's running, running tonight

She wakes in the morning still wrapped in his arms
He begs her forgiveness she says it's his final chance
She wears violent bruises upon her skin
Knows that leaving him is the only way
the only way to win

CHORUS

She is an angel, living in hell
He said he'd love her and protect her
She wears violent bruises upon her skin
Says that leaving him is
the only way, the only way to win

CHORUS
Track Name: Is It My Arms That You Miss?
Last night as I was sleeping, you were in my head
A memory long buried, that I thought was dead
You came back to haunt me in the midnight hour
There's so much I want to say, but where should I start?

CHORUS
So what are you doing now and if you
don’t mind me asking who are you with?
Are they treating you alright or in the dark of night
is it my arms that you miss?

Today as I was walking, on my own through town
I thought I saw you standing there but a stranger turned around
I felt my heart switch to overload
Memories play out their lies, now our love is cold

CHORUS

Last night as I was sleeping, you were in my bed
A thousand faded memories that we, both thought were dead
Tears of crystal rolled down your cheeks
I don't recall what was said, to make you cry

CHORUS

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